Economic conditions

Jobs in Canada: Where, What and For Whom? (2013)

TD Economics Special Report

While there is no evidence of a looming skills crisis, the authors of this report argue that Canada can do much better to improve the efficiency of its labour market.

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2014-06-06

What's the risk of a global recession? [Video - 7:22] (2011)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, and features an interview with Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer with Sun Life Global Investments, recorded in November 2011.

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2013-09-24

Canadian Auto Workers, Local 1520, Pre-Layoff Course (2011)

Case study

This case study looks at an eight-hour adjustment course designed by the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union to help workers prepared for the impending closure of Ford’s assembly plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, in 2011.

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2013-06-17

Apprenticeable Occupations and the Employment Downturn in Canada (2011)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, November 2010, Vol 7, No. 4

In this article, published by Statistics Canada, the author uses data from the Labour Force Survey to explore changes in employment in apprenticeable occupations over the period between 2008 and 2010, comparing those changes with the changes observed in all other occupations combined.

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2013-05-24

The evolution of wealth over the life cycle (2012)

Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 24, No. 3 - June 22, 2012

This Statistics Canada study uses a series of surveys to estimate and compare the wealth accumulation process from the young adult years, defined as ages 28 to 34, to the near-retirement period, ages 56 to 62, for three successive cohorts of Canadians who entered adulthood in 1977, 1984, and 1999 respectively.

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2012-12-11

Dealing with Downsizing (2009)

In this document, The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) offers practical tips to help businesses minimize the impact of tough economic times on their organizations.

The suggestions are divided into three categories: holding on to the employees the business needs; avoiding layoffs altogether; and, as a last resort, handling layoffs in the best manner possible.

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2012-10-31

Achieving our potential: The Plastics Industry to 2016 (2007)

Labour Market Update Project

In this report, the authors point to a combination of factors that add up to difficult times for the plastics industry in Canada. Some factors may be temporary, like the overvalued Canadian dollar. But others, like increased competition from China and India, are part of a new reality the sector must deal with.

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2012-02-02

2011 Trends, Opportunities and Priorities (TOP) Report (2011)

The Labour Market Group (LMG) is a not-for-profit organization, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, that promotes the development of a skilled and competitive workforce.

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2011-06-10

Toronto Training Board: 2002-2003 Environment Scan Update (2002)

Current Challenges, Future Opportunities

This is the fifth annual survey of labour force, training and adjustment issues carried out by the Toronto Training Board (TTB), a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors representing business, labour, education and training, persons with disabilities, women, immigrants and visible minorities, and youth.

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2011-01-20

Trends, Opportunities and Priorities - TOP Report (2009)

The Trends, Opportunities and Priorities (TOP) Report is published annually by the Toronto Training Board (TTB), a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors representing business, labour, education and training, persons with disabilities, women, immigrants and visible minorities, and youth. It provides a snapshot of economic activity and the labour market in Toronto.

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2010-12-07

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